I got back from Christmas very excited to start throwing pots again. Only one problem. I was running very low on clay. Where I envisioned hours of throwing, my clay supply was limited to minutes. No worries. I would just drive to Asheville, buy some clay and off I would go. Or not. I discovered that the folks at Highwater Clay take off the same vacation time I do! Thursday would be the earliest day to get new clay.
With that settled, I went ahead and made some pots and decided it’s time to do a bisque firing. Which means glazing comes next. Once again, I used my computer as a primary resource and went to the store with a list of glaze supplies. I arrived at Highwater with a glaze recipe and managed to find all the ingredients. It feels a bit like being a mad scientist, mixing chemicals, applying them and heating them to ridiculous temperatures, hoping that they somehow magically blend into the beautiful colors of my dreams. We shall see. And had a fabulous day driving into Asheville with two long-time friends Ina and Veryle Lynn.
Now I am fully supplied and just waiting for the clay to dry so that I can do a bisque firing. On to glaze!